NGC 3718 (North Up, East Left)
NGC 3718, also known as Arp 214, is a galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is part of the Ursa Major cluster and lies at a distance of 52 million light-years. It is described as lenticular or spiral and its unusual shape may be due o gravitational interactions between it and NGC 3729, another spiral galaxy located 150,000 ight-years away and visible to the east-northeast in the image. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (180 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (180, 182 and 147 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 65 degrees on 26 December 2017. The ields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020